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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Bass Statement On Plan To Nominate William Barr As The Next United States Attorney General

December 7, 2018
Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), who was elected to be the next Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement after the announcement that former Attorney General William Barr would be nominated to be the head of the Department of Justice again:

“Former Attorney General Barr has supported policies that have contributed to mass incarceration. He defended laws that made prison sentences for crack harsher than cocaine, advocated for the elimination of parole and increased prison sentences in Virginia and called the notion that there were victims of our criminal justice system a ‘myth’. Furthermore, he has called for a probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails and embraced Uranium One conspiracy theories. This is not who the country needs as Attorney General.”